Pattishall IP Blog

April 13, 2010

Pattishall Attorneys Win Summary Judgment for The John W. Carson Foundation, Defeating Application for HERE’S JOHNNY as Trademark for Portable Toilets

Filed under: Pattishall, Right of Publicity — Tags: , — Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP @ 5:16 pm

by David Beeman, Attorney

In a precedential decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) awarded summary judgment to Johnny Carson’s The John W. Carson Foundation in its opposition to’s application to register HERE’S JOHNNY as a trademark for portable toilets in the Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”).  The John W. Carson Foundation v., Inc., Opposition No. 91181092 (T.T.A.B. Mar. 25, 2009).[1] Pattishall attorneys Robert Newbury, Jonathan S. Jennings, Phillip Barengolts and David Beeman represented The John W. Carson Foundation in the action. (more…)

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